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Holly Jolly Workshop TOMORROW

snowmanCrofton Elementary School Families are cordially invited to the PTA’s Annual Holly Jolly Workshop tomorrow, Saturday, December 3 from 10AM-12PM in the cafeteria. This family fun event is open to children of all ages. Celebrate the holidays with hot cocoa, snacks, light crafts, face painting, bingo and more. This event is free and all CES and under-school age children must have an adult chaperone. No RSVPs required.

Looking for CES Gift Ideas?

CES Spiritwear will be available for sale at Holly Jolly Workshop.  Stop by our storefront in the cafeteria to check out some cold weather gift ideas.


volunteers-neededVolunteers are needed to support this free, fun event.  Megan Watson has published a SignUpGenius, with volunteer requests for craft and game helpers, food and beverage helpers and face painters.  CMS and AHS students can volunteer and earn hours toward that community service/volunteer hours.  Adult volunteers are needed too.  Please check out this SignUpGenius site to volunteer:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aeab29a4fb6-holly/29479087

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Fun Run Donation Window Extended

funrunappOur CROFTON CUBBIES ON THE RUN on Wednesday was a HUGE success! To everyone who supported our school and came out to the Fun Run, THANK YOU! A special thank you to Jaime Wisdom and all the parent volunteers that helped with t-shirt sorting and lap marking.  Parents, all pledges are due by Thursday, December 8th. Check funrun.com for payment options. If payment by credit card is not practical through funrun.com, checks should be made payable to CES PTA. Thanks again for generously supporting Crofton Elementary School!

The donation window has been extended for a few more weeks.  It’s not too late to help your student raise money and earn prizes.  Donations made on funrun.com before Thursday, December 8th will continue to count toward your student winning prizes.  For the purpose of determining prizes, flat donations are converted to per-lap contributions, so that those amounts can aggregate up to the different prize tiers.

Please be sure to check out the FAQs if you have any questions.

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Crofton High School Update

Crofton Area High School- New School Construction Community Meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 6:30pm, at Crofton Middle School.

AACPS is holding a community meeting to provide an update on the design and project status (schedule, funding request, etc.) of the Crofton High School project. There will also be a time for the community to ask questions about the project. Notices have been sent via mail to a portion of the Crofton/Gambrills community and others will be given notice through the school system and/or press. Members of the Build Crofton High School team will be on hand.  All members of our community are welcome to attend.

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Join us for Holly Jolly Workshop THIS SATURDAY

snowmanCrofton Elementary School Families are cordially invited to the PTA’s Annual Holly Jolly Workshop this Saturday, December 3 from 10AM-12PM in the cafeteria. This family fun event is open to children of all ages. Celebrate the holidays with hot cocoa, snacks, light crafts, face painting, bingo and more. This event is free and all CES and under-school age children must have an adult chaperone. No RSVPs required.

Looking for CES Gift Ideas?

CES Spiritwear will be available for sale at Holly Jolly Workshop.  Stop by our storefront in the cafeteria to check out some cold weather gift ideas.


volunteers-neededVolunteers are needed to support this free, fun event.  Megan Watson has published a SignUpGenius, with volunteer requests for craft and game helpers, food and beverage helpers and face painters.  CMS and AHS students can volunteer and earn hours toward that community service/volunteer hours.  Adult volunteers are needed too.  Please check out this SignUpGenius site to volunteer:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aeab29a4fb6-holly/29479087

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After the Fun Run Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

faqThank you to all our students, their families and friends, and teachers that supported our Crofton Cubbies on the Run fundraiser.  Now that the main event is completed, the next big effort is with collecting the funds raised through pledges.  Here are some FAQs to help facilitate the process:

Q#1: How do I collect donations on funrun.com?
A: The power of funrun.com is that the system will handle the collection process and communications to donors. Donors can use the credit card payment option to simply process their donation. Ideally, we would ask donors to opt-in to increase their donation by $2.00 to cover the credit card convenience fee, but that is completely up to them to decide.  As the parent/guardian sponsor, you will receive regular reports about your student’s pledge/collection status, and we do ask that you help remind friends and family that did pledge, to make the payment ASAP.

Q#2: What do I do with cash and check donations?
A: We hope that everyone will use the credit card payment option, to minimize the handling of cash and checks through kidmail and in the main office. If a donor makes a cash or check donation, we will, of course, accept it. The parent/guardian will need to facilitate the delivery of the donation to the school in this case. On a plain white envelope, neatly print 1) “Attn: PTA Treasurer”, 2) the student’s name, 3) homeroom/classroom teacher’s name, 4) grade. Then the cash/checks should be sealed in the envelope and delivered by the student in their homework folder (aka KidMail). The homeroom/classroom teacher will then send the envelope to the main office, and the PTA will take care of it from there.

Q#3: What if the donor wants a receipt?
A: If the donation is processed by credit card, the funrun.com system will generate a receipt and will email it to the donor. If the donor is making payment with cash or check, included in the envelope referenced in Q#2, needs to be a sheet of paper stating: 1) donor’s name, 2) donation amount with check number (if paid by check), and the donor’s email address. PTA can then issue a receipt.

funrunappQ#4: What do I do with the Boosterthon pledge card?
A: If you are collecting donations using the pledge card, be sure to neatly print 1) the student’s name, 2) homeroom/classroom teacher’s name, 3) grade on the top/front page the pledge card. Then return it with the collected money following the instructions in Q#2.

Q#5: Can I still raise money and add new pledges?
A: Pledging is still open for the next few weeks. Since the fun run is over, donors cannot make a per-lap pledge any longer. However, they can make a fixed amount pledge. Ideally, we would like those pledges made by credit card, but there is still the option to donate by cash and check, following the answer to Q#2.

Q#6: When is the due date for collecting all pledges?
A: Thursday, December 8th is our last collection processing date. All cash and check payments must be received by this time. Funrun.com will facilitate credit card payment processing now that the fun run is completed and laps have been tallied.

Q#7: Can students still earn prizes?
A: Absolutely! Prizes will be awarded through our collection date, Thursday, December 8th.

Q#8: If I have questions, who can I ask?
A: Send an email to fundraising@ces-pta.com. We regularly monitor this email, and someone will get back to you right away.

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Crofton Cubbies on the Run – A HUGE SUCCESS

funrunappOur CROFTON CUBBIES ON THE RUN today was a HUGE success! To everyone who supported our school and came out to the Fun Run, THANK YOU! Parents, all pledges are due by Thursday, December 8th. Check funrun.com for payment options. If payment by credit card is not practical through funrun.com, checks should be made payable to CES PTA. Thanks again for generously supporting Crofton Elementary School!

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Crofton Cubbies on the Run TOMORROW

bbo-logo1Parents, our CROFTON CUBBIES ON THE RUN is TOMORROW! We’re inviting YOU to come cheer on your students as they run 30-35 laps to help our school. Our Fun Run will take place in the gym (due to inclement weather) and will become a “Glow Run”.  Since the venue has changed, the run times per grade have changed and will be as follows:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

9:20-10:20 – 4th Grade and ACC2 Glow Run
10:20-11:20 – 5th Grade Glow Run
11:20-12:20 – 3rd Grade Glow Run
12:20-1:20 – 2nd Grade Glow Run
1:20-2:20 – Kindergarten and PM ECI Glow Run
2:20-3:20 – 1st Grade Glow Run

Thursday. December 1, 2016
9:20-10:20 – ACC1 and AM ECI Glow Run

It’s not too late to drive more pledges at FUNRUN.COM.  Thanks for all your support and we can’t wait to see you there! GO CUBBIES!

VOLUNTEERS!  We need adult volunteers the day of the event.  For more information, go to:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449aba728abfc1-crofton

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This Week At CES

Crofton Cubbies on the Run – Inclement Weather Plan

funrunWednesday looks to be a super rainy day.  The Boosterthon team has a contingency plan for just such an event — an indoor Glow Run.  PTA, Boosterthon and school administration are working together to put this plan in place, but this will likely mean some changes to many of the scheduled run times.  Stay tuned for updates!


Volunteers Needed for Crofton Cubbies on the Run

volunteers-neededWe still need adult volunteers to assist the fun run team with water stations, marking laps, and other activities as needed. There are three fun run time slots (this may change based on our inclement weather contingency plan). We are sure that you want to come cheer for your child(ren) while they are running during their time slot. We are asking for you to volunteer during the time slot(s) your child is not running. Please sign up for one or more of the slots…we can use the help. Please meet at the Boosterthon tent (or in the gym if we have a rainy day). Look for team members in red t-shirts for assistance.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449aba728abfc1-crofton

Holly Jolly Workshop this Saturday

snowmanCrofton Elementary School Families are cordially invited to the PTA’s Annual Holly Jolly Workshop this Saturday, December 3 from 10AM-12PM in the cafeteria. This family fun event is open to children of all ages. Celebrate the holidays with hot cocoa, snacks, light crafts, face painting, bingo and more. CES Spiritwear will be available for sale too. This event is free and all CES and under-school age children must have an adult chaperone. No RSVPs required.  If you are interested in volunteering to support this fun event, please go to our SignUpGenius page and sign up:

 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aeab29a4fb6-holly/29479087

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AmazonSmile – Ready for CyberMonday?

amazonJumping on CyberMonday deals?  Are you an Amazon Shopaholic? Whether you are a casual buyer or a regular shopper, you can help our PTA by using AmazonSmile. When you make purchases on AmazonSmile (as opposed to Amazon.Com, AmazonPrime or on the Amazon mobile apps), CES PTA will receive a donation from Amazon of 0.5% of the price of all your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases — it costs you nothing to make this contribution. Now, 0.5% may not sound like a lot, but if all of the CES community used AmazonSmile, particularly on CyberMonday and through the holiday shopping times, it can make a huge difference. Remember, only purchases made at smile.amazon.com are eligible for donations — click on this link (bookmark it) and make CES PTA your preferred organization:

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7077033
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Holly Jolly Workshop – Volunteers Needed

snowmanCrofton Elementary School Families are cordially invited to the PTA’s Annual Holly Jolly Workshop this Saturday, December 3 from 10AM-12PM in the cafeteria. This family fun event is open to children of all ages. Celebrate the holidays with hot cocoa, snacks, light crafts, face painting, bingo and more. CES Spiritwear will be available for sale too.  This event is free and all CES and under-school age children must have an adult chaperone. No RSVPs required.


volunteers-neededVolunteers are needed to support this free, fun event.  Megan Watson has published a SignUpGenius, with volunteer requests for craft and game helpers, food and beverage helpers and face painters.  CMS and AHS students can volunteer and earn hours toward that community service/volunteer hours.  Adult volunteers are needed too.  Please check out this SignUpGenius site to volunteer:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aeab29a4fb6-holly/29479087